The Sea Dragon Sea Scout Group is an open
group which is registered in the Richmond and Coquitlam Districts of the
Fraser Valley and Vancouver Coast regions in British Colombia, Canada
The group charter was officially signed on
March 1st, 1986
The founder of the group is Mr. Manfred
Chan. He also has served the Group Scout Leader until 1989 when Mr. William
Chan assumed the leading position as the Group Scout Leader. Since then,
Mr. William Chan has endeavored to develop the group with the support of
each and every leader under his influential guidance.
In its sixteen years of history, the group
has gained a very high reputation in the community for its excellent service
offered by 400 members, 50 active leaders, three Sea Cub Packs, three Sea Scout
Troops, two Venture Sea Scout Companies and one Rover Sea Scout crew. The
above group forms a total of nine sections and has thus become the only
complete Sea Scout group in the entire province of British Columbia.
As far as the operation of the Sea Dragon
Sea Scout is concerned, Commodore Manfred Chan has written out guidelines
providing standard and unified direction with respect to educational and
physical training programs for the leaders; to encourage the progress and
development of the Sea Dragon Sea Scouts. With such guidelines the members
of Sea Dragon Sea Scouts, including the existing leaders and also the new
leaders-in-training can work together efficiently and successfully.
Commencing from 1998, in order to encourage
the leaders to offer their best to the organization, ceremonies to present
the Sea Dragon Blue Medal has been held annually. Awards are presented to
leaders who offer excellent services, and also for their continued service.
In addition, medals are also awarded to individuals who donate financially
to the group, and also in other cases of valuable assistance. Up to this
date, six blue medals have been presented.
During the past sixteen years, the Sea
Dragon Sea Scouts have participated in a number of competitions. In 1987
and 1988, we were the winners of the Regional Sea Scouting Regatta. The
group also won a number of awards at the Victoria Regional Regatta.
A member of a Scouting group must not
ignore the importance of serving the community. This is why the members of
the Sea Dragon Sea Scouts participate frequently in various community
services, such as "Walk with the Dragon" organized by Success, from the
first year until now without interruption. Our group also participates in
fundraising organized by the "Heart and Stroke Foundation" and "Timmy's
Telethon" for B.C.'s disabled children.
In 1998, the Sea Dragon Sea Scout attended
the Sea Festival held in Seattle under the sponsorship of the BSA Sea
Scouts. In addition, we organized the International Deep Sea Expedition and
the International Sea Scout Regatta. The first Sea Scout Woodbadge II was
held by Commodore Manfred Chan to enhance Sea Program awareness, as well as
the first Cub Pack Woodbadge II in Chinese was held by Mr. Chan as well.
In 1999, one might sat that this was a year
of "High Adventure" to the group, and also a "Friendship Year". This year
our group joined the "Haalem Jamborette" in Holland, and also visited
historical sights in England that explained how Scouting was originally
formed by B.-P. There we visited the Gilwell Park, Brown Sea Island and B.P.
International House. We met all the wonderful friends of Scouting and even
the Chief Commissioner of England, Mr. Bill Cockcroft. We were very
fortunate to have the opportunity to visit these sights, as well as meet all
these important members of International Scouting.
This year, there were eleven Venturer Sea
Scouts who achieved the Queens' Venturer Awards, the highest record above
all other years. Also, twenty-four of our Leaders achieved their
Woodbadges. The achievement by the Sea Dragon Sea Scouts relied heavily on
the assistance and services offered by our diligent leaders, and also on the
guidance given by those who support scouting in the community.
Earnestly, we hoped out leaders and friends
to continue to uphold their principles in high spirit and maintain their
enthusiasm in working for our group.
Since we have proudly worked toward greater
successes during the past fifteen years, we shall march together towards
the 21st Century with our high Scouting spirit and pride.
Chairman & Founder